Myrtle Beach Courses Damaged Greens

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  • whynotgolfwhynotgolf Members Posts: 59 ✭✭
    To chime in on Barefoot...we had a group of 22 play 3 of the 4 (Love, Fazio, Norman)...early June and Love had totally lost one green and several others were bad. Fazio wasn't much better...Norman was the best of the 3 and they were just okay (playable at least)...good package deal so our price per course was lower than the rack rate, but still...I expected better for a strain of Bermuda.



    Bottom line...MB's peak season is late Feb to mid May...if you go after Memorial day, most of the courses will have seen the most traffic they will see all year.



    That said, Tidewater's green were in a good shape.
  • george49george49 ClubWRX Posts: 251 ClubWRX
    Big Ben wrote:

    george49 wrote:

    Boris2016 wrote:


    Used to go to MB every year. Not any more.



    A lot of ignorant rednecks who play beyond slow and do not understand common courtesy like raking traps and fixing ball marks.



    For what you pay, there is better golf elsewhere.




    Sounds like a place in NE Ohio. Blaring music, guys yelling at each other down the fairway, tearing up the course etc. what a shame for a Pete Dye course.
    Fowlers Mill?? I'm trying to picture Dye tracks in this area...




    Avalon Lakes
  • ArtMBgolfArtMBgolf Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    Myrtle Beach said they had the coldest winter in 40 years. Courses on the north end had the most problems from an ice storm,

    while the south end had snow.



    With the conversions to hybrid bermuda greens, most courses stopped overseeding the greens in the winter, but just dyed them and

    rolled then when they got scuffed up. The hybrid grasses stay green longer in the fall and come out of dormancy sooner in the spring, so that

    is why fewer overseeded.



    What I read is that the courses with some damaged winter kill greens or dead spots on greens found out around March. Those who overseeded

    the hybrid greens, didn't find out about hybrid damage until late May, when the overseed dyed off.



    I also have a theory that possibly play was allowed on some courses when the greens were too frozen, because they usually don't get

    anything more frozen than frost.



    Several courses that still had the old style grainy bermuda greens are getting new greens: Glen Dornoch, International Club,

    Indigo Creek, MW Pine Hills, Tradition. Possibly more courses in the future will cover their greens on cold winter nights.
  • JayMattJayMatt Posts: 92
    Spoke to a friend who was down there last week and stayed at Legends. He said the Mooreland was closed while being fixed and that they were hoping a few more weeks of growing would allow it to reopen. We had that same issue in the Northeast last season and it affected top 20 courses as well as local munis.
  • CDLgolfCDLgolf Members Posts: 830 ✭✭
    edited Jul 9, 2018 #36
    Big Ben wrote:

    george49 wrote:

    Boris2016 wrote:


    Used to go to MB every year. Not any more.



    A lot of ignorant rednecks who play beyond slow and do not understand common courtesy like raking traps and fixing ball marks.



    For what you pay, there is better golf elsewhere.


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    Sounds like a place in NE Ohio. Blaring music, guys yelling at each other down the fairway, tearing up the course etc. what a shame for a Pete Dye course.
    Fowlers Mill?? I'm trying to picture Dye tracks in this area...




    Not to threadjack but I played Fowler's Mill July 4th. Other than being CPO from the over night rain it was in great shape. It's my favorite course in the Cleveland area.



    Played River Hills in Little River back in May and June and the course was in very good condition.
    Cobra F8
    Ping G25 3 wood
    Ping G25 20 & 23 hybrid G30 26 hybrid
    Ping i e1 6- uw
    Ping Tour Gorge 56 & 60
    Odyssey
  • golfheaven69golfheaven69 Members Posts: 1,135
    If you don’t cover Bermuda greens in cold weather bad stuff happens.
  • caniac6caniac6 Members Posts: 2,660 ✭✭
    I read that there is a new Zoysia coming out next year that has the texture of the hybrid bermudas, holds it's color longer, and is much more cold and shade tolerant than Bermuda. It's so new that it doesn't have a name yet, only a number.
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